Summer Holidays - Ideas for Indoor Activities

Summer Holidays - Ideas for Indoor Activities

So, today is the first day of the summer school holidays here in Northern Ireland. Most families now have 8 or 9 weeks stretching out in front of them. I’m at home full time with the boys (although Daniel has been out to nursery school most mornings this year) so am used to entertaining young children through the days. But even those of us at home full time normally have a choice of mums and tots groups to go to. And the playparks and libraries are quiet during school time. So I thought I’d write a short post with some ideas of what to do each day – indoor activities and free and paid options too. I’ll do another for outdoor activities including my Top Playparks recommendations (as requested by one of my readers!) 

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Bits and Bobs - May 2017

Bits and Bobs - May 2017

Well, May has been so eventful I had to actually sit down with my journal to work out if everything I remembered had actually happened in May. And I wrote this whole post forgetting it was Colin's birthday in the midst of it all! This hasn’t been a great month in many ways, it has been fantastic in others – not least the gorgeous weather we had! Not all of what happened this month is appropriate to share on here, but it has been a difficult one for our family and when one area of life is difficult it just makes everything else that bit tougher to deal with. Read on...

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Center Parcs Whinfell Forest with toddlers

Center Parcs Whinfell Forest with toddlers

So over Easter we went on an extended family holiday to Center Parcs Whinfell Forest on the edge of the Lake District. Before we went I spent hours, literally, googling “Center Parcs Toddler Ideas” and “Center Parcs Whinfell Forest what to bring” hoping that I’d get some inspiration to ensure we made the most of our week. 

So here our my top tips, the other side of our trip!

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Bits and Bobs - March 2017

Bits and Bobs - March 2017

March just flew by, I had so many things going on after a crazy few months of hospital appointments and trips. Things like dentist trips (for the kids, I keep putting mine off), haircuts, smear tests - all the things that just kept getting pushed back. And then I finally got the work on my Down Syndrome Education course converted into a therapy programme for Daniel. That took two days hard work to come up with and I'm now into the 'making resources' phase. Anyway, here's what I've been enjoying this month:

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